DoubleThink: Course Outline

Choosing Doublethink as your English programme for Level 3 means that, you probably find the darker, more dystopian aspects of world literature attractive; you’re somehow inexorably drawn to the unusual and deep down you sense that something is rotten in the state of… This programme will take a media-savvy journalistic approach. You’ll need to think fast, question everything and be willing to speak up. You will be asked to challenge yourself, take risks and show ambition.

Practise Analysis – Sample Response 2

QUESTION: Symbols are a rich source of meaning in an effective text. “In the world of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” In a visual text the most significant ideas are often conveyed through the

Practice Analysis – Sample Response

Good literature enlightens; great literature inspires action Some may believe that literature’s role is largely archival, that it simply records moments of human endeavour and imagination, thereby making the great literary canon simply a vault,

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Film Study: Minority Report

The system is perfect until it comes after you.

3.5 Propaganda Speech

Present a speech to the class using devices and techniques of propaganda to advance a strong view.

Linguistic Techniques of Propaganda

“Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” George Orwell

Donald Trump Campaign Speech. 15 Logical Fallacies in 3 Minutes

A shared whiteboard where the class records examples of a range of logical fallacies

Nineteen Eighty Four – Preparing for “Feature Article” Assessment

Guidance supporting preparation of a critical review of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four that is supported by assessment by New Zealand’s NCEA framework. NCEA English 3.4 AS91475

Nineteen Eighty-Four: Exploring the Text

How does Nineteen Eighty-Four help us to define the genre “Dystpian Literary Fiction”?

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